- Height / Weight
- 6'1" / 217 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- March 21, 1985 (33)
- 13th Season
- 2007 / Rd. 1 / Pk. 7 (MIN)
The Washington Redskins plan on keeping quarterback Alex Smith (leg) around despite the fact that they still don't know if he'll be able to play again. If they were to cut him now, they'd take a salary cap hit of $40 million. Smith would have $32.2 million in dead money if they were to cut him next year. As insurance, they are interested in re-signing quarterback Josh Johnson, who closed out the year under center. Washington could also elect to take a signal caller early in this year's draft. They'd also like to keep Adrian Peterson around as insurance for Derrius Guice, who missed his entire rookie year after tearing his ACL. They have been in preliminary talks with Peterson. Peterson rushed for 1,042 yards in 2018 and averaged 4.44 yards per carry in the first eight weeks. Peterson would be a handcuff option for Guice owners if he returns, while Johnson would retain very little value in two-QB setups.
Washington Redskins running back Adrian Peterson averaged just 2.7 yards per carry en route to a 51-yard, zero-touchdown Week 15 performance at Jacksonville. Remove the 90-yard touchdown run from Peterson's Week 13 stat line, and he has not provided a start-worthy outing since Week 11. Volume kept his fantasy value afloat for the first half of the season, but he has been on a touchdown-dependent downhill slide for nearly two months now. Up next for Peterson is a Titans defense that just finished making light work of Saquon Barkley and shutting out the Giants. Peterson must be downgraded from an RB2 to a flex play for Week 16, the championship round for many fantasy leagues.
Washington Redskins running back Adrian Peterson will look to bounce back from one of his worst games of the season on Sunday in a road bout with Jacksonville. The odds would appear to be stacked against him in an offense marching out its fourth starting quarterback since Week 12 against a Jaguars defense that hasn't allowed much fantasy production to the running back position. The Jags have surrendered 1,172 yards and eight touchdowns on the ground to opposing RBs, and Derrick Henry accounted for just over 20% of the yardage and half of the scores by himself last Thursday. Whether Peterson is able to put forth a respectable effort will depend on which version of Jacksonville shows up: the one that shut out the Colts two weeks ago, or the one that served as a doormat for the Titans.